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i am utilizing the netbook edition.. so it may be different.. i really do love open source and linux in general.. but i know nothing of it.. and i want to get involved with enthusiast linux lobyist's
Software Centre is still on 10.10 Netbook Remix.
If you can't find it, Synaptic will do the same job...
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So just jump in! If you're looking to get more involved with your system, I'd suggest you try Arch Linux. It's a minimalist distro with excellent documentation. When you install the distro, you only get the base system. No GUI or anything, just a CLI.

Then you build up from there. It helps to cut out all the nonsense programs you'll never use.
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How can you love something that you don't know anything about?
Apologies to Jimi since he asked the above question of someone else professing to love FOSS and Linux while confessing he knows nothing about it. I am hijacking his question to apply it to all the minimalists out there. No flames, I like it too but as an option, not full time.

From doing a complete Slackware install with several WMs/DEs and adding some more to that I have discovered countless applications I now find essential by surfing around the various DEs just as I surf around the net.. When you don't have to worry that removing an app will take out several other apps due to some overzealous package manager, it is easier and better, IMHO, to start Fat and get Thin than vice versa, with the added bonus of easily discovering new apps.
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post #13 of 17
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From doing a complete Slackware install with several WMs/DEs and adding some more to that I have discovered countless applications I now find essential by surfing around the various DEs just as I surf around the net.. When you don't have to worry that removing an app will take out several other apps due to some overzealous package manager, it is easier and better, IMHO, to start Fat and get Thin than vice versa, with the added bonus of easily discovering new apps.
Enorbet - you are so wise
I agree in not recommending Arch to a new user, and I wouldn't recommend Slack either for the same reason (even though Slack will install to a KDE desktop straight off the DVD). You need a bit of hand-holding nowadays, it's what people are used to. It's not like the DOS days 20 years ago, where terminal was king, and it was a constant battle for RAM *nostalgia* Ubuntu & the like have their place, it's about learning to crawl before you walk, and eventually run if you feel the need. There's nothing wrong with crawling either, if people want to run Ubuntu forever more, so be it (I've been running Ubuntu for a couple of years, and I've only just about said 'sod it' and will make the plunge into Arch). The GUI is nice for getting stuff done, and not having to think about it. Sometimes, having to remember what config file to edit, and where it is, is a pain in the ass - so much easier to click on a GUI app to do it for you. But just like OCing, if you want to be 'elite' and 'squeeze the most out of your rig', Arch, Gentoo, Slack, LFS, etc are all there waiting for you
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In some ways I think arch is the easiest distro. It is more time consuming and complex but the documentation is second to none. It is the most straight forward distro.
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i am utilizing the netbook edition.. so it may be different.. i really do love open source and linux in general.. but i know nothing of it.. and i want to get involved with enthusiast linux lobyist's
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Originally Posted by Jimi View Post
How can you love something that you don't know anything about?
i knew of open source before i knew anything of linux. i love the concept of it

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Originally Posted by enorbet2 View Post
Apologies to Jimi since he asked the above question of someone else professing to love FOSS and Linux while confessing he knows nothing about it. I am hijacking his question to apply it to all the minimalists out there. No flames, I like it too but as an option, not full time.

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agreed. there are a lot of programs i wouldn't have known about if i started with a minimalist install and worked my way up.
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In some ways I think arch is the easiest distro. It is more time consuming and complex but the documentation is second to none. It is the most straight forward distro.
ill definitely give arch a shot when i clear off some hard drive room
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But just like OCing, if you want to be 'elite' and 'squeeze the most out of your rig'
if you want to SQUEEZE the most out of your rig... why not run debian SQUEEZE

so much pun it hurts... lol couldnt resist
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